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Singapore created a new naval flotilla


A ceremony was held in Singapore dedicated to the new naval flotilla maritime security and rapid response (MSRF). The event was attended by the chief of staff of the country's Navy Rear Admiral Aaron Beng.

The new division of the Navy will be located at the base of the Changi fleet. Singapore created this military flotilla to defend its territorial waters and respond to growing threats at sea.

She will receive new special-purpose ships. In the first phase, the unit will consist of four Sentinel-class maritime security ships and two tugs.

The new maritime formation will strengthen Singapore's ability to address maritime security threats that have grown in scale and complexity over the years.

- said Colonel Li Zhong Meng, who took command of the flotilla.

He believes that the creation of the unit will give the Singapore Navy enhanced capabilities, providing more flexibility and allowing for a wider range of defensive measures. The colonel noted that the fleet will now be able to defend the country's maritime borders "with greater persistence."

The Singapore Navy was founded as a separate service in 1975.
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of Singapore
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  1. Ka-52
    Ka-52 27 January 2021 11: 06
    will consist of four Sentinel-class maritime security ships and two tugs.

    well, even peace-loving Singapore has a larger fleet than the strongest on the continent (by order of Peter Chocolate) lol
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat 27 January 2021 11: 11
      A state that has several submarines and NKs in the realities of the modern world needs to have a number of high-speed ships of small displacement to solve operational problems, especially in the APR.
      1. Vadim_888
        Vadim_888 27 January 2021 11: 26
        Rather for regular patrolling
    2. Atlant-1164
      Atlant-1164 27 January 2021 12: 02
      small, but daring! it's about Singapore.
  2. Maki maki
    Maki maki 27 January 2021 11: 06
    Because of China, everyone keeps themselves in good shape.
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 27 January 2021 12: 22
      The Singaporean Chinese are not stupid and are well aware that their strength is not enough to even slow down the Chinese navy. Rather, these patrolmen are against pirates, they are in Asia too
      1. ProkletyiPirat
        ProkletyiPirat 27 January 2021 16: 25
        small amendment, small Asian fleets are not so much against pirates as against those who sponsor them. It's just that in conditions of insular and / or isolated economies, the most effective impact on them is carried out through the "average" force, that is, various organized crime groups, terrorists, pirates, "revolutionaries" (in quotes) who organize various options for raider seizures. And here there can be a seizure not only of ports, factories, etc. but also the seizure of power, through its discrediting against the background of "ineffectiveness".
  3. Vadim_888
    Vadim_888 27 January 2021 11: 18
    Jonki will drive, the inspection teams will drop the same
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 27 January 2021 11: 55
      The city-state located on the island does not need more. Patrolling their waters, fighting smuggling, well, maybe a lone pirate on a junk will swim.
      1. Santa Fe
        Santa Fe 28 January 2021 07: 13
        The city-state located on the island does not need more.

        Then how do you explain the presence of first-class Formadable-class frigates in the Singapore Navy?
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 January 2021 12: 01
    Wow, China is scared. laughing
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 27 January 2021 12: 24
      And why such confidence that this is against China? They need patrolmen not to fight the Chinese armada, but for the most common tasks.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 January 2021 12: 31
    Interestingly, they build them themselves, is this their own project, or the adaptation of someone else's version to local conditions?
    1. Kuzmitsky
      1 February 2021 22: 02
      Maybe yourself. They have their own shipbuilding, and quite developed.